One of the reasons I bought my 1998 Nissan Pathfinder was for its integrated radio/cassette/CD system. (Don’t laugh, that was pretty high-tech at the time!)
The same thing is happening with storage. Enterprise IT needs to support new 3rd Platform mobility, social, Big Data and cloud applications, but their traditional 2nd Platform storage isn’t designed to support these new innovations.
Like the iPod cassette adapter did for my Pathfinder, ViPR software-defined storage is doing for traditional storage. ViPR provides a software-only solution that transforms storage into a simple, extensible and open platform to enable 3rd Platform applications and services on existing infrastructure.
ViPR Provides ISVs with Write Once, Run Anywhere Approach
ViPR extends traditional storage with ViPR Data Services. Just like the cassette adapter transformed my old car stereo into an iPod docking station, ViPR Data Services transform traditional storage into a private cloud-capable platform. Unlike the cassette adapter, however, you don’t have to buy an appliance!
Data Services are cloud-scale storage services, implemented in software, and layered over ViPR managed arrays. The ViPR Object Data Service enables ISV applications written to industry standard Object APIs (such as Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, and EMC Atmos) to store, access and manipulate unstructured data as objects directly on ViPR managed storage without having to rewrite or rework existing applications.
This write once, run anywhere approach eliminates the need to write to multiple storage vendor’s APIs and opens ISV applications and data services up to a variety of private, hybrid and public storage platforms within the cloud storage ecosystem.
You can Test Your Application Compatibility with ViPR in Three Simple Steps
In as little as three steps, all you need to do is to test compatibility with ViPR is change the application endpoint (S3, Swift or Atmos) from the existing public cloud service to the local ViPR Object Data Service. From here, the application operates as designed, using its existing interface to instantly connect to ViPR-managed storage. The example below uses the S3 Browser application to illustrate how easy and fast it is is to connect your application or service to ViPR. Note: the same approach is taken – with some minor modifications – for OpenStack Swift and EMC Atmos.
Example: How to Test an S3 Application for ViPR compatibility
Open the S3 Browser
a. Account Name: Description of this account.
b. Access Key ID: User Name recognized by the ViPR system.
c. Secret Access Key: Secret Key owned by the ViPR user supplied above.
Step 2: Specify the location (or endpoint) of your local ViPR installation There are two methods to accomplish this:
ViPR software-defined storage is revolutionizing storage. ISVs with compatible applications gain new opportunities to market solutions to enterprises and service providers that use ViPR to manage their public, private and hybrid storage environments.
To get started, we invite you to:
Explore the EMC ViPR Community: Learn about, try, develop and collaborate on ViPR. Join the community to learn about how ViPR can help you get the most out of your storage investments, try ViPR software at no charge, access developer resources, and participate in technical discussions.
Learn more about the EMC Business Partner Program: EMC Technology Connect A formal program forISVs and Business Partners to integrate, test, and market solutions withEMC solutions.
Watch the Webcast: Open Applications to New Markets with EMC ViPR Software-Defined Storage to learn how easy it is to test Amazon S3, OpenStack Swift, or EMC Atmos apps for compatibility with EMC ViPR.
Contact EMC ViPR Business Development: Have questions, send us an email at email@example.com.
(Source) Public/Private Cloud Storage Market (Incl. Cloud Storage Gateways, Backup & Recovery, Data Movement & Access, Data Replication, Hsm & Archiving, Security And Storage Resource Management Solutions) - Worldwide Forecasts & Analysis (2012 - 2018)